*Insert dead man walking joke here*
Despite the menacing promise of the Whisperers, and even the impending return of a dead character, The Walking Dead is failing to capture the attention of audiences.
'Omega' marks the series' least-watched episode yet, with its viewer figures dipping below the previous record set by its second ever episode, which attracted 4.71 million fans.
The Walking Dead hasn't been banished to the post-apocalyptic TV wasteland just yet though, as its general decline in audience numbers echoes the overall trend of cable show ratings.
Dwindling audiences aside, The Walking Dead was recently renewed for a 10th season – not that the cast and crew were taking that for granted, mind.
Showrunner Angela Kang recently opened up about her plans for the show's future, calling its recent renewal for a 10th season "kind of amazing".
"It's certainly a milestone that most people never get to cross and we're so grateful to the fans around the world that have been on that journey with us," she admitted. "I'm approaching it as I've got to make a great 10th season."
When asked whether next season will be its last, she said: "I can't assume anything. It's a thing that writers certainly talk about a lot.
"You can fall into a trap of just planning ahead and saving the great material for later. We always have to approach it as – we got to put the good material in now."
The Walking Dead airs on AMC in the US and on FOX in the UK. You can also catch up on the show via NOW TV.
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